Thu Nov 5 2015

9:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

$12 (advance), $15

Ages 21+

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Two years ago, around this time of year, we thought we'd be witnessing one of the final shows from Pittsburgh synth/prog/post-rock duo ZOMBI. Lucky for us, it wasn't the end of the road for this legendary group and they're releasing a new album, Shape Shift, on October 16th courtesy of Relapse Records. Producing work that is epic in concept, sound, and artistic approach, STEVE MOORE and A.E. PATERRA, the masterminds and multi-instrumentalists behind ZOMBI, have re-imagined the architecture of progressive rock and dynamic instrumentals, carving a niche in underground music distinctly their own. The band's signature sound, achieved using only electric bass, drums, and a collection of analog synthesizers, is deceptively lush considering its two man skeleton crew ensemble. MOORE's bass playing and meticulous synthesizer programming interacts seamlessly with PATERRA's controlled, precision drumming, as if each man is anticipating his counterpart's next move. Punctuated by their songwriting skills, each ZOMBI song, whether grand in design or powerful and driving, is entirely autonomous and true to the duo's creative vision. PINKISH BLACK have been doing it right for a bit now. Often lumped in with other metal acts for their Relapse association, their heavy aesthetic has much more to do with their darker roots. Droning pieces of experimental synth propel their post-punk and goth influence into another dimension, earning comparisons to film-scorers like GOBLIN, JOHN CARPENTER or even TANGERINE DREAM. It’s fuzzed-out, drone-oriented mania that can feel just as haunting as it does catchy. The guitar-less duo hailing from Fort-Worth is a more than perfect match for fellow labelmates in ZOMBI, and you might need some metaphorical smelling salts to wake you up if you think this is a show worth missing. TREVOR DE BRAUW is a Chicago musician who's known as one of the guitarists in sludge-metal titans PELICAN, as well as powerambient offshoot CHORD and new instrumental power trio RLYR. DE BRAUW opens the show tonight performing solo material that reaches more for shimmering lights than doomy darkness, building layers of droning, pulsing guitar loops that gently push each piece along. It's the perfect start to a perfect evening.

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Zombi with Pinkish Black / Trevor de Brauw

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  • Zombi

    Zombi

    Music

    ZOMBI, n. the world's state-of-the art synth/prog/post-rock band

  • Pinkish Black

    Pinkish Black

    Alternative

  • Trevor de Brauw

    Trevor de Brauw

    Heavy Metal

    TREVOR DE BRAUW is a Chicago musician who's know as one of the guitarist in sludge-metal titans PELICAN, as well as powerambient offshoot CHORD. DE BRAUW opens the show tonight performing solo material that reaches more for shimmering lights than doomy darkness, building layers of droning, pulsing guitar loops that gently push each piece along.

Empty Bottle, Inc.

Zombi with Pinkish Black / Trevor de Brauw

Thu Nov 5 2015 9:00 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Zombi, Pinkish Black, Trevor de Brauw
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$12 (advance), $15 Ages 21+

Two years ago, around this time of year, we thought we'd be witnessing one of the final shows from Pittsburgh synth/prog/post-rock duo ZOMBI. Lucky for us, it wasn't the end of the road for this legendary group and they're releasing a new album, Shape Shift, on October 16th courtesy of Relapse Records. Producing work that is epic in concept, sound, and artistic approach, STEVE MOORE and A.E. PATERRA, the masterminds and multi-instrumentalists behind ZOMBI, have re-imagined the architecture of progressive rock and dynamic instrumentals, carving a niche in underground music distinctly their own. The band's signature sound, achieved using only electric bass, drums, and a collection of analog synthesizers, is deceptively lush considering its two man skeleton crew ensemble. MOORE's bass playing and meticulous synthesizer programming interacts seamlessly with PATERRA's controlled, precision drumming, as if each man is anticipating his counterpart's next move. Punctuated by their songwriting skills, each ZOMBI song, whether grand in design or powerful and driving, is entirely autonomous and true to the duo's creative vision. PINKISH BLACK have been doing it right for a bit now. Often lumped in with other metal acts for their Relapse association, their heavy aesthetic has much more to do with their darker roots. Droning pieces of experimental synth propel their post-punk and goth influence into another dimension, earning comparisons to film-scorers like GOBLIN, JOHN CARPENTER or even TANGERINE DREAM. It’s fuzzed-out, drone-oriented mania that can feel just as haunting as it does catchy. The guitar-less duo hailing from Fort-Worth is a more than perfect match for fellow labelmates in ZOMBI, and you might need some metaphorical smelling salts to wake you up if you think this is a show worth missing. TREVOR DE BRAUW is a Chicago musician who's known as one of the guitarists in sludge-metal titans PELICAN, as well as powerambient offshoot CHORD and new instrumental power trio RLYR. DE BRAUW opens the show tonight performing solo material that reaches more for shimmering lights than doomy darkness, building layers of droning, pulsing guitar loops that gently push each piece along. It's the perfect start to a perfect evening.

(Noisey) (Noisey) (Pitchfork) (Reader) (Stereogum) (Time Out) (Under The Radar) (Under The Radar Interview)